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January-February 2020, Vol. LXXXVII, Number 1

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Letters to the Editor: January-February 2020

Thinking Deeply about the Priesthood... Nobody but Ourselves to Blame... An Overlooked Story Brought to Life... Through the Looking Glass... Nazis & “Nazis”... Newman on “Conscience”... The Traditional Catholic Teaching on Creation... Consensus? What Consensus?

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The News You May Have Missed: January-February 2020

The Taste of Haute Art... Cry of the City Slicker... Robot Outsourcing... Escalator Blues... Busted by Pigs... Very Wrong Number... and more

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Love of God & Love of Neighbor: One Commandment or Two?

CARDINAL KASPER’S NOVELTIES

By Christopher Roberts

Carinal Kasper grounds mercy in New Testament revelation and the Fathers of the Church. But his sources often do not say what he claims they say.

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“Homosexuality” as a Philological Problem

ON THE DAMAGE BEING DONE BY DUBIOUS TERMINOLOGY

By R.V. Young

Neither the words “homosexual” or “homosexuality” nor their equivalents in any language known to me existed before the late 19th century.

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The Vatican’s Filthy Lucre

'PETER'S PENCE' WRONGLY USED FOR FINANCIAL SPECULATION

By Pieter Vree

Peter’s Pence doesn’t solicit funds for financial speculation that fattens the Vatican’s investment portfolios; the fund shouldn’t be used that way.

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Overcoming the Evils of Ecclesial Division

A DIFFERENT APPROACH TO ECUMENICAL DIALOGUE

By Casey Chalk

The robust friendship of 20th-century Swiss theologians Karl Barth and Hans Urs von Balthasar offers a different approach to ecumenical dialogue.

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“Young Goodman Brown.” By Nathaniel Hawthorne.

LITERATURE MATTERS

By Michael S. Rose

Brown believes he can dabble with the Devil just this once and then return to Faith spiritually unscathed and continue his earthly pilgrimage to Heaven.

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Vatican Won? The Church Contra Liberalism

By Jason M. Morgan

Vatican II was the scuttling and scrapping of Vatican I. Once poised to fight the liberal world order, the Church in the 20th century “opened the windows” to it.

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Islam Critiqued by Ex-Muslims

By Anne Barbeau Gardiner

Online criticism of Islam is a new phenomenon, a revolutionary movement that eludes the control of the imams, Islam’s religious leaders.

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Briefly Reviewed: January-February 2020

Here we review The Last Years of the Teutonic Knights: Lithuania, Poland and the Teutonic Order by William Urban.

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Last Things

By David Mills

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